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Monday, October 31, 2011

Digi Darla's "Holiday Harvest" Challenge ~ We're off to Brook's Farm!

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's today!! Our challenge this week is called "Holiday Harvest" and you have 2 freebie digi's to choose from! For my layout I chose to use "Fall Pumpkin" image and I uploaded it in PSE and actually tried something different. I loaded it up and then went to EDIT, Photo Effects and first I did "Miscellaneous" and "carving" and then went back in and went into "Monotone" and THEN I added some color! I LOVE how it turned out!!! My LO is done using MyMemories software.

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

LMCB # 62 - Cherish

Hello from the sunny south!! Today we have a new challenge at Lasting Memories - Using the word "Cherish" on your LO and show us someone or someTHING that you cherish the most! I had a minute last night to sit and do a digital LO for this week's challenge and came up with this one. A couple pics from our vacation. Having a great time, although the weather's been a little up and down - wearing sweaters in Florida NOT COOL as my son says! LOL! We had a friend move in at home, so life is good there but I hear it's cold. Yuck. I don't want to head home. Anyway, have a boo at the other LO's by my very talented DT and hope you can join us!! Have a good day!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Summertime Friends

Evening friends! Michele on my LMCB DT told me I should check out this new challenge blog called "Paper Lovin' Gals" AND they're having a DT call, which Michele told me about to! So, this is my entry for this weeks challenge. Can you believe it took me 10-15 min's to put this together!? And NO mess! LOVE it! Yes, another MyMemories digi layout! This was a couple summers ago, might even be 3 now that I think about it, Ashleigh and Briana at a friend's cottage. We spent the wknd and the girl's were inseparable. The days of summer huh? Have a great evening!!

Challenge Entered: Paper Lovin' Gals Challenge #1 - Photo Inspiration (Love this photo!)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Papa's Special Hair Color Removing Tonic

Good morning!! Well, today's layouts are a fond and funny memory for me. When Ash was about to turn 9, she asked me if she could get some colored highlights in her hair. So, after some thought, I said sure - but the wash and wear type stuff. We go to the hair dressers and I hear her ask for purple! Eeek! Turned out quite cute though. Later that day my parents came up and my dad said "What in the world is that in your hair Ashleigh???" Next thing we knew, he came up with a "special kit" to remove hair color. Omg, did we laugh. I've kept that note for 2 yrs - it wouldn't be the same story without it, ya know? Plus to have dad's handwriting .. to me that's special. So I scanned it and added it right on her layouts here. She had a hoot following papa's instructions - but in the end, the purple was still there!!! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Also, please don't forget about my "Cards For Izzy" as time is running out!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fishing for Chippy - Yes, a Chipmunk!!

Hey friends! So, today's LO is one of my favorite memories of this vacation. We had this little chipmunk that kept coming around and scoping out peanuts. Well, I don't know where Ashleigh got this idea, likely her dad, but they tied a peanut to a fishing rod and Ashleigh went "Chipmunk Fishing"!! She had a blast and you know, that little chippy played right along with her for hours that day! He would take the peanut, she would reel him in, he would scamper away and on and on. As you can see, later in the day, they were nose to nose. No animal nor child was hurt in any way on this vacation! I have a couple more pics, I just have to find them so I can do the corresponding layout. Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Norland Heights Resort - Family Vacation

Evenin' all!! I'm actually having a quiet night, for once, so I got in here to play and catch up some more. I can't wait to get all these LO's back!! They're being sent in on Friday for printing. I've done a great job getting caught up and loving this software!! Yep, another MyMemories!!! Check it out by clicking the little logo to your right - top of my blog!! You won't be sorry. So, this is a 2 pg spread from a family vacation back in 2003. I can't believe how much the kid's have grown. In the first one, my guys are on the left (3 and 7), then my dad and in the lower corner, my nephew Hayden (about 6 weeks here I think) and he's now 8!! I have more coming, so please check back soon! Have a great night!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

LMCB # 59 - TAG!! You're It!!

Good morning friends! Today is a new challenge at Lasting Memories and we're challenging you to use TAGS on your layouts!! This is a photo from our Spring Scrapbook Retreat. My friend Kelli and I host it and we've been doing a spring/fall one and now we've been asked to add a 3rd wknd in there, so we're doing on in Feb 2012 now as well!! We have an amazing group of women and we fill up super fast. It was just an idea a few years ago and now Kelli and I are planning a couple yrs in advance and we're booking up to November 2012 already!! Incredible and I'm so proud of us!! Another layout using my MyMemories software, which you can check out by clicking the photo in my right sidebar. So hop on over and check out my super talented DT and hey .. TAG!! YOU'RE IT!! Come on out and play!!! Have a super Sunday!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scenery at Algonquin Park

Morning and happy Saturday! We have no more plans for the wknd, but to relax and ENJOY!! Last long wknd of the year for us. As promised, here's another layout from my first trip to Algonquin. This is a 2 page spread I put together to showcase the scenery. Again, all my layouts lately have been digital and are done using MyMemories Digital Software! Super easy and fun. Check out the link in my right sidebar at the top. Enjoy your day!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Purple Finches at Algonquin

Morning and happy Thanksgiving wknd!! We have a nice 3 day wknd here and can't wait to get it started! Family dinner at my sister's tonight and then 3 gorgeous days to enjoy. Weather is supposed to be incredible. Here's a layout I just finished - my very first trip to Algonquin Park and seeing purple finches for the first time. I have a couple more to add, will post when they're done!

Entering this at FBW #174 - Open w/butterfly, fairy or angel

Thursday, October 6, 2011

LMCB # 58 - "Don't Let Anyone Say It's Just A Game,,,"

Hey all! I know, better late than never, right?? I'm pretty late with this week's challenge at Lasting Memories, but here it is!! We have a great challenge this week ... a recipe challenge with a little twist! Here's the recipe ...
  • (1) photo
  • (2) embellishments of your choice (button/ribbon)
  • (3) different colors (red/blue/white)
And the twist?? Song lyrics of your choice!! (thanks Denise for this idea!) For my LO this week, I chose to do our team baseball photo. This was my first year as an Assistant Coach and believe me, it needs to be scrapbooked!! A lot of trial and error among other things, but we did it! I went looking for "baseball" lyrics and found "All The Way" by Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam front man) and I thought it fittng. Now come on out and join us this week and show us your creative LO's!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

To A Special Friend ...

This week at Digi Darla's, we're challenging you to "Blue and Brown"! Super fun! Here's my creation and I used one of Darla's images - "Mermaid and Friend's" I did a little paper piecing, used my Swiss Dots CB folder and the card is from CTMH and comes already scalloped! LOVE this!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Baby Favors

Good morning! I hadn't had a chance to get these on here ... these are the baby shower favors I made for my cousin's shower. I used the new CTMH Cricut cartridge and cut these little guys at 10" and then cut the little butterflies, I THINK at 1.5", filled my little bags with candy and tied it all up! They were a HUGE hit!! Hope everyone has a great day today! I have a busy day ahead of me. I've been hired to help out with an eBook, so off I go to get to work! Happy Monday!

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